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April 3rd, 2011 (06:06 pm)

A pressing question.

Who's the better singer?

Kristin Chenoweth
Patti Lupone


Posted by: Like in that film you saw once (cakesy)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
Barton Fink - Dance

Kristin Chenoweth is actually really good and a lot better than I always assume she's going to be. But it always takes me at least ten minutes to adjust to that squeaky thing she always seems to do.

Also, my vote is more to do with the fact that I just like Patti Lupone. I don't actually feel like I am in a position to say who's the bestter singer.

Posted by: don draper's gin-soaked conscience (theholyinnocent)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC)

I went with Cheno because I think she has more of a vocal range than Patti, but I could be totally, totally wrong about that. And I haven't heard Patti sing in a long time.

Posted by: Doc Manhattan (docmanhattan)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)

To hedge my vote a bit, I think KC's a Formula 1 car and PL's an Audi sedan--head-to-head, the former "wins," but the latter has more practical range, and is still world-class.

Posted by: Amy (amyura)
Posted at: April 4th, 2011 12:05 am (UTC)

I think Patti LuPone is awesome. I just think Chenowith is better. She's got a stronger timbre and a bigger range, as well as the ability to switch between classical and campy at the drop of a hat.

Posted by: Pirate Jenny (deliriums_fish)
Posted at: April 4th, 2011 01:08 am (UTC)

No, seriously. I'm sorry I upped the stat there.

I think, well, I can't think of a good metaphor. But Cheno's voice is just great, but it's too showy. I don't even know if I can compare them. It'll be interesting to see where Cheno's voice will be in 20 years. Also, she's trained as an opera singer, that's much different than Patti's training.

LuPone has been steadily amazing for, what, 35, years, professionally? And she's still running great. I just don't think that Cheno has the staying power. I could make a metaphor about wine, but I don't know enough about wine. Something about vinegar? Just imagine it here.

I also think that Patti's a better actor, ACTOR, I MEANT.


Edited at 2011-04-04 01:16 am (UTC)

Posted by: Pirate Jenny (deliriums_fish)
Posted at: April 4th, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
evita press secretary

BTW, I will be following this poll religiously.

Posted by: Pirate Jenny (deliriums_fish)
Posted at: April 4th, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)
patti earmufficles

Now I feel bad picking "Who?"
I think people are more familiar with KC's singing than with Patti's, too.

Posted by: Michael (ftmichael)
Posted at: April 4th, 2011 01:13 am (UTC)

There is no option for 'I know who these people are but don't know their singing well enough to choose', nor for 'THAT IS LIKE ASKING ME TO CHOOSE BETWEEN MY CHILDREN HOW DARE YOU'. Therefore I must abstain from this poll. (I would choose the first option; I'd just like to see the second option.)

Posted by: Damian (fanboy_of_zeus)
Posted at: April 4th, 2011 02:10 am (UTC)

I would also take that first option. And I object to the lack of wombats.

Posted by: Michael (ftmichael)
Posted at: April 4th, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)

Agreed! Why are there no wombats?!

Posted by: Erin (givesmevoice)
Posted at: April 4th, 2011 03:16 am (UTC)
Patti looking up

Obviously I went with Patti, but how could you forget to capitalize the P in LuPone? =(

I think Cheno has a great voice, but I enjoy listening to Patti more. That might be because I like her more, because I enjoy her choice of songs for her solo CDs or some combination of the two.

I also think the fact that Patti's voice sounds the same (if not better) now as it did in the 1970s is pretty amazing. And she sounds better live than on CDs. I mean, what even is that?

Posted by: Pirate Jenny (deliriums_fish)
Posted at: April 5th, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)

I would like to say the opposite about Cheno. Granted she sounds AH-mazing live, I mean, how could she not, but I enjoy her CDs better.

(They still need to put out a cast recording for Candide

Posted by: Nerdy Girl (bookgrrrl)
Posted at: April 5th, 2011 02:23 pm (UTC)

Agree with the below regarding Patti's acting vs. KC's. But I do love them both.

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